Earlier this week we were informed that Dominican fighter Vladimir Baez (20-2-2, 18) had been granted a JBC license to allow him to continue his career in Japan.
Baez had been in Japan since last year and began training with the Puma Toguchi gym this January before moving his way to earning a license earlier this week.
The heavy handed fighter made his debut in 2007 and despite suffering 2 draws in his first 3 fights has gone on to build an imposing record with his power as one of his strengths. That power helped him claim the Dominican 140lb title, back in 2009 when he stopped Nelson Sanchez.
Baez would defend that belt, claiming a rare decision win over Franklin Frias, before suffering his first loss, a decision defeat to Victor Manuel Cayo in 2012. The following year Baez suffered his second loss, losing a decision to Jason Pagara in the Philippines.
Since that Pagara bout Baez has fouggt just once, scoring an opening round blow out over Yovanny Ascencio, but has been inactive for more than 2 years.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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